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 Which Horn Are You?...
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2006-10-20 23:13

Which make of horn do you play?

Most orchestral horn players I know play either Paxman or Alexander, and most band players seem to like Holton and Conn.

And most beginners seem to play Anborg or Lidl horns.


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 Re: Which Horn Are You?...
Author: David Peacham 
Date:   2006-10-25 22:05

I'm surprised you don't mention Yamaha, which would be my first port of call if I tried to play the horn again after 32 years.

I think the commonest models in shops are Yamaha and Jupiter.

I remember trying a Lidl as a kid; the strange-looking model with a long horizontal rotary across the other valve slides. Even compared to the other cheap and beaten-up instruments I'd played, it was monumentally horrid: felt like it was stuffed with cotton wool. Maybe it was.


If there are so many people on this board unwilling or unable to have a civil and balanced discussion about important issues, then I shan't bother to post here any more.

To the great relief of many of you, no doubt.

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 Re: Which Horn Are You?...
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2006-11-03 20:21

Talking to a horn player I hadn't seen for several years, he likes his Yamaha single Bb horn for playing Jazz - I can't remember what make his full double is.

Oh yeah, the Lidl compensating system!

It's an F/Bb horn, but not a full double in that it uses the same valve ports and tuning slides as the F, but closes off a length of the pipework to put it into Bb when using the 4th valve rather than having the F and Bb sides using their own separate sets of plumbing.

Still, it can't be as bad as any horn made by Parrot - the one I saw was high spec (detachable bell, full double w/A valve), but I reckon the Lidl could be considered superior in comparison!

I know the Paxman Studenti horns were made by Anborg, though I've been out of touch with brass instruments for over 8 years now so I couldn't be too sure if they still are. They even made natural horns using Anborg parts.


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